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. new york mayor michael bloomberg said on "morning joe" that most americans want the reforms that the nra and its affiliates push so hard against. >> all they have to do is just accept reasonable restrictions. nobody is trying to take away your gun. nobody is trying to take away your right to go hunting or target shooting or have protection in your home. simply we're trying to have some reasonable things so people aren't killed. >> today the mayor's anti-illegal guns group is going on air with an ad that invokes sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of that tucson shooting. >> 20 heart-broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> indeed. the same question could be asked by a mother and father of one of the latest shooting victims in our daily tally of gun casualties, including a 15-year-old girl shot and killed earl
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: the question is has coca-cola been bullied by the antiobesity groups and politicians like michael bloomberg to get on the bandwagon? you couldn't hear this while relaying the ad but there was a collective groan around the table. this is a response to bullying by the nanny state. >> dana: of course. this drives me insane. i want them to think of new products to sell to me and pay investors and don't deal with the politics. coke and a smile. most recognized brand. because of pressure for obesity they have to do an ad. they could pay in the pension fund or for more workers. this is -- this drives me up a wall. this is a way to get more money. redistribute the wealth. >> andrea: this is a new thing that the corporations are doing. corporate responsibility. trying to put forthfy lon throppic side and look like they -- philanthropic side and look like they care and put out the ads. are they just scared of the government coming after them? or trying to do the right thing? >> i guess if you line up lawyers with legislators on the same page, they smell blood. this is a big pool of money they want to
, she gets an f. >> that ad, that pressure ad comes from new york city mayor michael bloomberg's pro-gun reform superpac. it's part of his campaign to build support in congress for meaningful national gun reform. and you know what? it appears to be working. once that ad started running in her district, debbie halvorson, who had said she would not be moved on this issue, debbie halvorson moved on this issue. ms. halvorson telling buzzfeed, quote, my win will not be a victory for the nra. how can it be a victory for the nra when i'm for universal background checks, beefing up the database, going after straw buyers and making sure we register our guns. those are not things the nra wants. that's true. those are not things the nra wants. and that is probably going to make it hard to hold on to that nra "a" rating. but maybe that's not the most important thing in the world anymore? in the debate over gun policy and gun laws, we are supposed to believe that the only real pressure on this issue comes from the nra, who of course always push against reform. but there is pressure on the other s
as well, and it's not just michael bloomberg's pac. we reported recently on new democratic senator heidi heitkamp. well, the coalition to start gun violence started running these ads in washington, d.c. and back home in north dakota, calling senator heitkamp out for having said that. senator heitkamp then issued a statement clarifying her feelings, saying, quote, all options must be on the table when it comes to addressing gun violence in america. heidi heitkamp responding to pressure, just the way debbie "not budging" halvorson responded to pressure when she discovered a sudden new-found willingness to advocate for background checks for guns, nra be damned. pressure worked. pressure works. pressure works not just for the nra, but for the other side too. well, today in washington, the senate judiciary committee convened a hearing, a very high profile hearing with a title that was ambitiously broad, "what should we do about gun violence?" five witnesses on both sides of the issue offered expert testimony. those witnesses included nra executive vice president wayne lapierre, naturally. way
and maybe even snow on friday. >> how much mayor michael bloombergal gave to his alma mater. >> think you're a pro at juggling multiple tasks? research shows you may not be as good as you think, next. >> and i'm kim dacey. >> and i'm kim dacey. i'll take you to the [ female announcer ] having grands biscuits in the morning is easy. pop them in, go about your business, and in just 15 minutes, your family can enjoy warm fresh from the oven biscuits. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >> in this morning's "medical alert," a new study out of kiezer perm 911 tae shows an increase over the past three years, they found a 25% increase in adhd cases from 2001 to 2010. the biggest increase is in african-american children but white children are most likely to be diagnosed. nearly half of babies and toddlers after a study of over 300,000 children. they found half of children two months two years
that they actually in the background check process they tried to tighten that up. we heard from michael bloomberg who said with the stroke of a pen president obama would be able to make sure that that is improved even further that more agencies are sharing information about who is mentally ill. there are privacy issues andlytandlyte -- lawsuits will get in the way of this. it is involving congress and the biggest thing that they think they will be able to achieve with the least resistance is closing the gun show loop hole where so many people can purchase weapons without a background check. the white house wants for congress to pursue the assault weapons ban to ban high count magazines or clips as you may know them. definitely the perspective of the white house is that legislative action is needed but they may have room to go their own way on some things. >> emotional joe biden says this time it will be different. thank you so much for that. i want to talk about piers morgan. he is in the middle of the fierce gun violence debate. he has been talking about it almost every night since the shootings. hi
'malley who is the governor of maryland, and new york mayor michael bloomberg. [applause] >> thank you. my honor. >> mr. president, thank you very much. thank you for the amazing work that goes on here at johns hopkins in some new realms, including here at the bloomberg school of public health. it's always a great honor to be here, especially to play warm-up act to mike bloomberg at johns hopkins. proud alumnus, very few of your sons, i dare six so, mr. president, he's also been a terrific friend to the city of baltimore. and we are -- we're here together just this past april, in fact, to dedicate the bloomberg children center named in honor of his mother, which looks i think like one of the most handsome new buildings in baltimore, as i drive by. look, a great american once said that no nation whose citizens fear to walk their own streets is healthy. and there is a sickness in our country, and that sickness is gun violence. it's fitting, therefore, that we're here at the bloomberg school because gun violence is truly a public health issue. it's about health of our cities and towns, about
as a civil rights activist. it is part of three days of booktv. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg is calling on congress and the white house to reduce gun violence. he spoke at johns hopkins university in baltimore. he said congress is hampering baltimore efforts. he was joined by maryland governor martin o'malley for this event. >> it is important to note where we are gathering. in the past year alone, there were more than 2700 gun related crimes in baltimore. sadly, this is a place where gun violence is not a surprising event. on this anniversary, gathered in a city that must contend daily with the unforgiving toll of gun violence, the importance of this summit cannot be overstated. because our conversations, it will be on the backdrops of a bleak record. it is tempting to regard this summit as one more exercise in futility. the skeptics feel good ideas are no match for the formidable interests that oppose gun control legislation. town.is even after new t i urge a more optimistic view. it is predicated on the belief we are not tethered to the matrix of inadequate national gun la
huddles behind closed doors on the issue of gun control, gabby giffords and michael bloomberg begin their fight against the nra. >>> good to be with you here on this tuesday. i'm brooke baldwin. and i want to begin with the plane boeing says will define the future of the air travel. but for the last month or so, if you've been following this with us, the 787 dreamliner has made most of its headlines really for all these mechanical problems. here is just the latest, just a couple of hours ago, this japan airline, 787, was preparing to leaf above then when it started leaking fuel. so guess what happened? flight had to be canceled. and just yesterday morning, same airport, boston's logan airport, small fire broke out on yet another japan airline 787, just about 30 minutes after its arrival from tokyo. all the passengers and crew, they had already left the plane, but there is still a lot to talk about when we talk about what is supposed to be the revolutionary jet. let me begin with sandra endo, watching today's issue for us from washington. sandra, what happened now? >> yeah, brooke. a
have a ton of cash, but so does this guy. >> the latest on michael bloomberg's efforts, and plus, if you think a $1 trillion coin is the only far-fetched way of getting ash the debt ceiling, you understand estimate the creativity of the american progressives. and brett ehrlich was actually a film critic we're going to run down his oscar favors. it's a friday night n "the war room," and we will be right back. ♪ [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? >> i think it's brilliant. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. ♪ >> jennifer: the national rifle association claims that 100,000 people have joined the nra since the nowtown school shooting. of course we don't know how many people dropped their membership foll
with families today. and she was meeting with michael bloomberg about gun control. amy robach, abc news, newtown, connecticut. >>> and secretary of state hillary clinton goes back to work next week after a month away. clinton is resting at home after leaving a hospital in new york on wednesday. but she's also seen to state department staff in preparation for her return. clinton won't be making overseas trips for the time being, as she continues to recover from a blood clot. >>> three senators are turning up the heat on the cia, over the movie, "zero dark thirty." they complain that the u.s. used torture in the hunt for osama bin laden. now, they're trying to find out if cia officials deliberately misled the filmmakers. the lawmakers sent a letter to the cia director this week, asking for all documents the agency provided to the filmmakers. >>> it's time for the weather of the nation. morning showers in the pacific northwest. snow tapers off from new mexico to southwest texas. showers in corpus christi, dallas and midland. and showers in west palm beach. and flurries in western new york. >> upper
with new york mayor michael bloomberg. he's been a vocal supporter of stricter gun control laws. but nowhere is the gun control debate more personal than newtown. desiree viauso has a fourth grader at sandy hook elementary and is friends with the family of josephine gay, a first grader who turned seven just three days before she was killed. viuso, who's been an n.r.a. supporter, owns two rifles an an air pistol. how have your opinions changed since the shooting? >> i used to be completely opposed to any kind of legislation about guns. but now, as long as it's balanced with the mental health issues as well then, then yeah, i think it's a good thing. it's sad that it took this tragedy for me to get there. >> reporter: she wants more extensive background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines and disagrees with the n.r.a.'s call for armed guards in every school. >> seriously? do we want to live in that kind of environment where -- i think that projects fear on to the children instead of taking it away. >> reporter: beforehand you would feel that you were supportive of their posi
michael bloomberg, it targets illegal guns and features the mother of the youngest victim in that tucson killing spree. >> my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> in the days after that bloodshed, gun control advocates said a reawakened public would demand change. the sobering reality, there have been 11 mass shootings since then that includes the summer shooting spree inside a colorado movie theater, 12 people died that day and today the suspect is in court where witnesses have described a horrifying scene. and of course last month's killing spree in newtown, connecticut, 27 people died, most of them little kids. give fords and her husband mark kelly say that tragedy prompted them to leave the private life they envisioned and launch an aggressive new fight for gun control. they had this to say in "usa today" "we saw from the nra leadership's defiant and unsympathetic response to the newtown, connecticut, massacre that winning eve
to take you to baltimore now, it is the johns hopkins summit on gun control. mayor michael bloomberg is speaking. >> including private sales at gun shows and online. these private sales now account for more than 40% of all gun sales nationally, which means that in 2012 alone, there were more than 6 million gun sales that happened with no background checks. many of those guns, being sold are handguns which are used in about 90% of all firearms murders. and across the united states, more than 80% of gun owners and more than 90% of americans support requiring background checks for all gun sales. so there's really no debate here, it's common sense. we have laws on the books that require background checks when dealers sell guns, it's time for the president and congress to make that the law of the land for all sales. 40% where the law does not apply means the law is basically a sham. second, congress should make gun trafficking a federal crime n new york city, 85% of the weapons that we recover from crime scenes come from out of state sources but federal laws designed to curtail sales of a
mayor michael bloomberg, maryland governor michael o'malley and all presenters for their willingness to come together on short notice to take part in this important event. i am now pleased to introduce members of our faculty who organized the conference and presented research. i want to first introduced daniel webster and jan vernick, co-editors of the book will make this event possible, i also pleased that dr. coleen berry from department of health policy management at the bluebird school, who also has a very important survey findings to share, will also be on the podium with me. i will turn it over to daniel webster. >> thank you very much, and thank you for your extraordinary support and leadership through this process. my colleagues at the johns hopkins center for gun policy and research and at the bloomberg school of public health are very grateful for your leadership and support. the last two days have been an amazing experience for me to bring together the best scholars, the best expertise, to grapple with and come forward with a set of recommendations that will be based on th
to be pouring into swing districts across america. not just from michael bloomberg but obviously from gabby giffords' efforts and others. and you're going to see whatever money the nra spends in 2014 you'll see that double, triple, quadrupled from people who support sensible gun control. so what once was the safe vote in a lot of districts is no longer going to be the safe vote. and i can tell you, chris, i know a thing or two about politics. republicans got angry with me over the past year when i told them mitt romney was in trouble. i can tell you something. in 2014 in my district in northwest florida, a district jerry caldwell well called the most conservative in america, there's no doubt this would be the right move for me to run as a fiscally conservative republican, a pro-life republican who has said enough to survivalists and extremists. the second amendment is about protecting our homes and hunting with our friends and family members. it's not about military-styled assault weapons that ended up killing, you know, 6-year-old and 7-year-old kids in connecticut. >> i'm on your side. th
hosting a summit on reducing gun violence. speakers have included new york city mayor michael bloomberg and maryland governor martin o'malley. this afternoon at 4 eastern they'll hold a news conference to release their recommendations. we'll have that live as well here on c-span2. the house of representatives is working today, they're working on a bill on hurricane sapty relief. they're -- sandy relief. they're just underway. we spoke to a capitol hill reporter earlier today to find out more about where the bill stands. >> host: first, eric lawson is a staff writer for the hill newspaper here in washington. joining us on the phone. just walk us through the agenda for the house. the senate is not in, but the house is back. why? what are they doing? >> guest: well, first off, they're going to do a reading of the constitution. that's something that was new when republicans took over the house in 2011. it was part of their pledge to america, and they're doing that. but in the afternoon and evening, we'll move into a debate of votes on the hurricane sandy relief package. all told it's about
in the state like virginia taking on the n.r.a. and you have michael bloomberg spending money on this and defeating a-rated n.r.a. candidates. so the whole calculus has changed. it used to be the n.r.a. was the one game in town on the money front and the pac front. that's changed. so there's a real cost now for standing with the n.r.a. and i that is as you would say a game changer in that regard. >> brown: dr. gold, how does it change your world? the evolving politics here and events like newtown? >> well, it's -- you know, from my perspective-- and i'm not a gun expert, obviously-- but from my perspective it's really unfortunate that it takes these kinds of events to move forward with our country to make a stronger commitment to providing for mental health care needs of our citizens. it shouldn't have to take something like this for something to become a social priority. >> brown: but now that it's here, as you were saying before, there's still going to be many, many questions about how you implement it. last night we talked about new york state and various states taking some
michael bloomberg. they're raising a lot of money. one thing i want to point out is that gabby giffords' new group, the americans for responsible solutions has gotten a $1 million donation from a couple in texas and trial lawyers there who were politically active. do you think this type of money and this type of support can beat the nra at its own game? >> i don't think it's a matter of plague partisan politics or anti-nra. i think every american wants to make sure that we have schools that are safe and that our kids are protected no matter what and any cause, and i don't think it's a matter of liberal, moderate or conservative in this matter because it's about human beings and about americans because american lives are at rick. if any of these groups can find a way for the violence to top taking place and the loss of life of young people in schools that's a good thing and i think everybody would be happy and support it because we all want to see it end. >> so that's your approach and someone who from the right has their perspective, but i want to play for everybody what the nra, presid
. and mayor michael bloomberg has pledged to rebuild new york's devastated coastal areas. >> let me be clear. we are not going to abandon the waterfront. we're not going to leave the rockaways or coney island or staten island south shore. but we can't just rebuild what was there and hope for the best. we have to build smarter and stronger and more sustainably. >> to do so, the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut have asked for $82 billion in federl disaser relief d. >> we get a further update from two reporters covering the post- sandy situation. a reporter from the "new york times" and mike schneider, managing editor and anchor of new jersey today on public television. sarah, start with the areas you've been looking at. what major problems persist weeks after the storm? >> well, it depends where you look. in new jersey, some towns are still on lockdown. so they're really at a standstill. people have been able to maybe rt out dry wallcleaup the moldbut they can't progress. they can't figure out if they want to raise up their houses, or just build it the way it was. they're real
this week. you have the mayor of new york, michael bloomberg, also maryland governor martin o'malley today. they began this two-day summit in baltimore on how to reduce gun violence in america. there are specific recommendations are expected tomorrow. mayor bloomberg, who co-chairs the group mayors against illegal guns, said congress has to limit access to assault weapons. >> is limiting the availability of military-style weapons and high capacity magazines with more than ten rounds. these guns and equipment are not designed for sport or home defense. they are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly. that's the only purpose they have. they belong on the battlefield. >> now, keep in mind, getting assault weapons ban through congress could be a extraordinarily difficult, so gun control advocates are going after retailers, especially huge ones like walmart. senator chuck schumer saying just yesterday, tried to shame walmart into halting gun sales. >> it is hard to believe that walmart, the nation's largest retailer, is being so irresponsible on this issue. i would hope that people wo
chirp about nutrition. >>> michael bloomberg has donated about $1 billion to his alma mater. $100million of that donation is earmarked for financial aid for students in need. according to the university, bloomberg is believed to be the first person to ever reach the $1 billion level of giving to a single u.s. institution of higher education. >>> former republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is urging his party to stay unitied. he spoke to a group of conservatives yesterday in washington. he told the crowd they must stick agent together and pick their fights against president obama during his second term. he is calling obama care 13,000 pages of regulations. >> sometimes we will have to reject the president's proposals. that time might come more than once. and sometimes we'll have to make them better. the president will bait us. he will portray us as cruel and unruling. >> the wisconsin congressman is positioning himself for a possible run for the white house in 2016. the party must briden its appeal to include more minorities and women. >>> chuck hagels nomination to replies le
at johns hopkins university. his guest was a leader on this issue. mayor michael bloomberg of new york who pointed out this is one of the things we talked to congresswoman rosa delauro about. the lack -- the inability of the cdc because of legal restrictions, placed by congress, their inability to even do any research on the impacts of gun violence. here's mayor bloomberg. >> nih spends $21 million annually researching headaches but it spends less than $1 million on all of the gun deaths that happen every year. if that doesn't give you a headache, it should. >> bill: yeah. good for bloomberg. so ridiculous. and rosa delauro has introduced legislation to lift that restriction. >> it is nice to see some of the politicians now take it seriously. you have to give credit to michael bloomberg. he's been on top of this for a long long time. >> bill: he really has. meanwhile, the nra is just -- it is just making things worse right? they come out, as we discussed at the top of the hour, with randi weingarten coming out with an absurd proposal to arm every teacher in america as if that's the answer.
, a group set up by new york mayor michael bloomberg. over 800 mayors have signed on. [video clip] >> my son. >> my daughter. >> was murdered with a gun. >> it can happen to your child. >> a line has been crossed in newtown. >> demands a plan to reduce gun violence. >> they need to hear your voice in washington. >> we've heard enough from the gun lobby's. >> demands a plan. >> demand a plan to reduce gun violence. host: an ad put up by a group set up by michael bloomberg, who was at an event on monday a johns hopkins and he talked about this issue and he said he wanted president obama to sidestep congress. if you're interested in watching an old thing, go to our website, c-span.org. we covered the two days at johns hopkins university about gun- control. we're asking all of you this morning, do you support the president taking executive action on gun-control measures? we want to get your thoughts. we will keep going for about 15 more minutes. some other news as well, here is the state newspaper this morning, courtesy of the newseum. it says former governor mark sanford is planning a return to
michael bloomberg right there front and center. we were talking, the last time you and i spoke was actually july, about this cover, "how guns won," about the power of the nra on limiting gun control laws after that aurora shooting. here we are in january of 2013, so much has changed since then. obviously michael the big change sandy hook. but another change in reading this piece too as well is money and battling back against the nra. explain. >> yeah. well, i think that really interesting flashback, i had forgotten about the last cover when we spoke, but what has changed, 20 children, i think, and just a sense that we have crossed a line and this was just one -- one tragedy too much. and now there really has been i think a movement that was cat lo licatalized by sandy hook. and you have the mayor who is ready to invest in this issue and it is not just in spend money to advocate, and it is not just him. i think there are a lot more people who are wanting to agitate, wanting to change public opinion and that is the key here. i think the white house understands that, you know, if
gun violence in america, including martin o'malley, the governor of maryland, and michael bloomberg, mayor of new york city, co-chair of the mayor's against illegal guns coalition. that is at 9:00 a.m. on c-span 2. now we are going to the democratic line, murray, from brooklyn, n.y. caller: good morning. the last two comments that you read and the vice-president _ my point. we need to look at individual -- underscore my point. we need to look at individual responsibility and gun violence. people who feel they have the right to own guns or published media to -- which shows violence have a firm foundation, but the but -- but the foundation that they cannot stand on is that we must consume this type of material. individual responsibility means do not buy it. if we do not buy it, do not patronize it, it goes out of business. it does not come to a matter of the right to have certain types of media. if we as a consumer do not buy, do not consume, do not patronize this type of media, these type of outlets will of course either have to take their business in another direction or go out of b
effective leader than the namesake of this school, john hopkins graduate michael bloomberg. [applause] mayor bloomberg conveined the first subject -- with the agenda -- to crack down on legal guns with every tool at their disposal. he concluded, if congress won't take the lead, we have to, and he has. in the seven years since, he's made the removal of such weapons in new york his focus. with 800 municipal leaders of all stripes and nearly a million folloerwers and he is focused on the reasonable restrictions to make the greatest difference for public safety. the mayor may comprise a source for my optimism. in public health issue after issue he has shown courage, stamina, and innovation for life-saving policy changes. his commitment is absolute. i would not want to find myself on the opposite side of an issue to which he has placed his skills. he will speak in a moment. but first i would like to welcome to the podium, governor martin o'malley. a former mayor of this great city and supporter of john hopkins and smart, data-driven efforts. violent crime has fallen 24% since he was elected in 20
the question. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg was more tempered in his reaction. cuomo and christy showed they could flex considerable political muscle and pressure republicans to hold a vote this friday. the empire and garden states vote democratic but the regions' vast well offers coffers of politics from both parties. >> in real term as what does this money mean. >> to be able to help small businesses on the shore and elsewhere on the shore up and running. huge difference. help people get back in their homes, huge difference. to know if we can replenish the beaches and rebuild the beaches. >> reporter: fema says the national flood insurance program will run out of the money next week. it's already paid out $1.7 billion in sandy-related claims. repairs to the path trains which link beeoth states and cost ove $700 billion may be put on hold. it took the federal government just ten days to get a relief package to the gulf coast. it has now been 67 days since sandy made landfall and people here in the northeast are still waiting. norah and anthony? >> elaine quijano, thank you. with us now
the rich. a new york city mayor michael bloomberg facing criticism after comparing the city's teacher's union to the n.r.a. sandra smith slapping charles and get out of her chair. back in a minute. ♪ why can't we be friends, why can't we be friends ♪ ♪ why can't we be friends ♪ [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him twongs -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wk his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and me from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, nd he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which n't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> two union stories for you now. first off in illinois, where the president of the chicago's teachers' union karen lewis suggested that past labor leaders preferred to resolve disputes with murder. she said we're at a point where the wealth disparity is reminiscent of the robber baron ages, and the leader
michael bloomberg of new york city. [applause] please also join me in welcoming the former state comptroller and the former suny board chair. i would like to especially welcome the citizens who came to join us today for the governor's speech. this is his third state of the state address. thank you for traveling and taking time to be with us today. it now is the the honor to welcome the rabbi to honor us with a blessing. [applause] >> justice show you pursue -- shall you pursue. whether it is in hebrew, latin, english, or any of the merit of languages, the biblical commandment to pursue justice is one of our most fundamental obligations as human beings within the society as we have created. it verbalizes the notion that everyone of us possesses inherent dignity, and thus, everyone is entitled to respect and fairness. justice, justice you shall pursue. to the great credit of many of the people in this room, new york has changed during the past two years, reemerging as a leader within our nation in the pursuit and the realization of progressive values, that the pursuit of justice is
jackson as he steps on the foot of a waitress who's apparently serving the new york city mayor michael bloomberg right on the sideline, so jackson was out tripping over a waitress. had to leave the game. >> i don't want to use the word conspiracy, but how obscure is it to have the mayor, the waitress somewhere where steven jackson could strip -- trip, did i just say that word, trip over her? nobody laughed. nobody laughs. >> it makes for a good tip, though. nice job. >> thank you very much. >>> and we want to let you know you can get all the major sports stories on bleacherreport.com including a preview of the cotton bowl featuring heisman wine are johnny manziel, texas a&m versus oklahoma. it should be a good one. >> watch your step around here. don't trip. i'm victor blackwell, thank you for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" will continue with ashleigh banfield after this. >> reporter: roughly 12 million americans are without work. nearly 5 million for a half year or more. so, career counselors across the country are starting 2013 with a clear message -- keep hanging on. >> it's a lot
steps can be taken to protect kids in school without undermining the second amendment. michael bloomberg speaking earlier says a new nra web video that labels president obama and in the is a hypocrite is dump pr. the narrator asks why president obama is skeptical about putting armed security guards in schools when his kids are protected by armed guards. the head of the national rifle association says his organization has no problem with tighter background checks. too much emphasis is being placed on banning certain firearms in response to last month's elementary school massacre in connecticut. more attention should be paid to fixing the country's mental health system. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> he had been talking about this dream he had. he had talked about it for years, the american dream and that it had become his dream and he had been in detroit just a few months before and he had talked about "i have a dream" and that america will someday realize these principles in the declaration of independence. so i think he was just inspired by that
become more aggressive. new york mayor michael bloomberg's group released this television ad tuesday. >> i have one question for our political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> reporter: two years to the day since she was shot and seriously wounded in a mass shooting former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, rolled out a new internet campaign and new york governor andrew cuomo will call for his state to pass one of the most restrictive bans on assault weapons. >> gun control, call it what you want, is a highly political, politically contentious situation. >> reporter: connecticut legislature is returning to work nearly four weeks after the sandy hook school shootings. the first order of business debate over tough, new gun laws and sarah brady is speaking out. >> i think it's a very big moment, a huge moment. >> reporter: the wife of jim brady, press secretary to ronald reagan who was shot during the assassination attempt on the president in 1981. >> when something happens lik
as well. >>> and new york mayor michael bloomberg, a strong advocate for stricter gun laws, is now advising vice president biden's task force to curb gun violence. bloomberg says he's urging for preliminary gun checks on all owners. he's also calling for a renewal of federal assault weapons ban similar to the one enacted in 1994 that's since expired. >>> going up? maybe not. abruptly reversing direction sending people into complete panic. commuters were riding the escalator up in the jersey city station when suddenly they weren't. the malfunction sent a stampede of people down the moving staircase. five people suffered cuts, scrapes and bruises in all that crazy confusion. >> that just looks awful. can you imagine being on that escalator? >> no, and little kids. if you have little kids on there. >>> so it was billed as dynasty versus destiny, but in the end, man, it was just a blowout. we're talking alabama's dominant display in front of the entire nation. it happened last night. we'll tell you all about it coming up. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from devastatin
." >>> new york city mayor michael bloomberg gives $350 million to his alma mater, johns hopkins university. $100 million going to go to scholarships for students in need. $250 million will go to several different university programs. bloomberg had given johns hopkins university $1 billion since he graduated from there back in 1964. the new york mayor says he doesn't know of any other institution that can make a bigger difference in lives around the world through its groundbreaking research. >>> we're coming up on 6:37 sunday morning. some of you may be awake this early because someone next to you is snoring in bed. >> listen up, don't think it's just annoying. why snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition. >>> also ahead, the game stopper that forced them to turn off the lights at a basketball game this welcome back. next week immigration becomes the main focus of the obama administration. >> changing tactics but not necessarily where it stands on policies. meet the press moderator david gregory joins us to talk a little politics. good morning, david. we want to start with immigr
. >> reporter: new york mayor michael bloomberg, who joined o'malley and other leaders at a summit in baltimore, is putting pressure on the white house and congress. >> enough is enough. it's time for congress and the white house to put public health above special interest politics. >> reporter: the group he co-founded, i mayors against illegal guns, have released a new tv ad calling for gun control. >> enough. >> enough. >> enough. >> a line has been crossed. >> reporter: the nra says the focus should be on mental health issues and violent entertainment, not gun control. and the group's president raised doubts about an assault weapons ban getting through congress. >> you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likelihood is that they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: it may be a steep climb, but it has the support of the president, some members of congress, and the police chief in newtown, connecticut. >> ban assault weapons, restrict those magazines that have so many bullets in them. >> reporter: now, as for
president joe biden, gabby giffords, and the new york city mayor michael bloomberg. joining us to explain the cover, rick stangel. thanks very much. tell us why you put these individuals, these three people on the cover. >> i think, wolf, they represent the sort of three legs of the stool of people who are trying to combat gun violence of the gr progressive side. mayor bloomberg has been out spoken for a very long time about reducing gun violence and he will be contributing money personally to a super pac that will help candidates who are in favor of gun laws and, of course, gabby giffords herself is a sim poll of the terrible tragedies that can happen from deranged people using guns. >> they are the three individuals on this fight right now. they didn't get together for a formal photo shoot for the cover, did they? >> no. we shot them individually and pieced them together. congresswoman giffords couldn't come to washington. otherwise i think we would have gotten them all together. >> how difficult will it be -- and your reporters have done a lot of reporting on this -- to get the preside
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